Acer japonicum 'Abby's weeping'

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  1. amazingmaples

    amazingmaples Well-Known Member

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    I find this tree to have one of the cooliest fall colors. It had very vivid green and purple leaves last fall. I first thought it was a fast grower but this last year it has not shown the same growth rate.
     

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    here is its great fall color
     

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    This is still one of the most spectacular fall colored trees. Oregon Fern is similar.
     

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  4. Maple_Lady

    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    AmazingMaples - Charlie got my first Abby's Weeping from Talon this year. I usually don't stock the japonicum maples because the branching gets real rigid - in only a year or two. I guess after seeing your amazing photos I will keep one for myself.
     
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    Sam

    Abby's Weeping is one of my favorite of all trees for its purple and green fall color. The first year i bought one it was a bit hard to find a buyer but now I do sell a few each year to the people who have been through my garden in fall. i find the tree to be on the smaller side but not as small as Kawaii.
    Abby's weeping is a great tree next to a stream or water fall.
     
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    Picked up a nice 1g from Sam, looking forward to the fall colors that she and Charlie are raving about :)
     

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    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Maplesandpaws Nice looking 1 gallon. Just picked up 3 new Acer japonicum maples at Talon's on Wednesday. I will take pics when leaves are fully formed.
     
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    I don't know if people are still looking at this thread but I have to post this picture. I bought this tree from Charlie almost 10 years ago. It is planted on a steep slope next to a waterfall. It is surrounded by heavy vegetation of Mahonia and Salal. I pruned some away last summer and used tape to tie some lower branches to uppers and got it more light than it had had in years. The result was this spectacular fall show.
     

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    Maple_Lady Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Hi Bill, yes I still follow UBC forums. I had forgotten how beautiful the fall color was on this japonicum cultivar. Maybe I can find another and keep it for myself. Thanks for sharing. Sam
     
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    That is incredible. Thanks for sharing. How does it compare with Fairy Lights?
     
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    My Fairy Lights gets more oranges along with the reds.
     
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    This picture was taken after the peak. You can see the leaves starting to turn. The yellows were brighter and had more orange.
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    @Bill hibler, I have to agree Bill, Fairy lights is a wonderful cultivar and IMO gives a better Autumn colour.
     
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    Very special indeed. One of the best autumn colours.
     

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